Plastic Surgery ST3 Secrets Interview Programme

Started on January 1, 1970

Date: 9th Jan 2022; Venue: Virtual/Online

Plastic Surgery is one of the most competitive specialties at ST3 level. Posts are limited and many trainees after CST can spend 1-2 years doing a non-training trust grade job, before achieving success, and others either do not match or choose an alternative career pathway.

Time in the specialty during CST helps to strengthen the application, but there have been those who did 18 months of Plastic Surgery experience in CST who were unsuccessful, compared to those who had done the minimum requirement (6 months) who DID get an ST3 job! Thus, it is absolutely PIVOTAL to score highly in the interview process, to 1) secure a job and 2) secure a job in the desired geographical location in the UK, and interview preparation and technique will play a big role in your overall score.

The High Yield Plastic Surgery ST3 Secrets Interview Programme is UK’s premier high yield interview preparation programme, delivered by the highest calibre faculty. The faculty consists of highly ranked Registrar and Consultant Plastic Surgeons, with past delegates having ranked in the top 10 in the country! One of our last year’s delegates, after not getting a NTN the year before, ranked Top 10 after attending the course! Join the course to find out how.

We have amalgamated past stations, techniques and frameworks to deliver the most focused and valuable course to get you ready to ACE the Plastic Surgery interviews!

Our philosophy is simple:- We want to maximise your time and provide the highest yield experience-based guidance based on real past interview stations, and teach you: WHAT to say; WHEN to say it; and HOW to say it. Articulation and structuring your answers with frameworks = points in the interview!

Feedback from one of our previous delegates, who ranked 5th in the UK Plastic Surgery National Selection:

“The High Yield ST3 Secrets course was an excellent adjunct to my ST3 preparation and helped me in a number of specific areas. Firstly it really clarified what was expected in the different sections of the interview and provided a strong framework for approaching the stations. Secondly it provided a great mock interview with senior surgeons on a panel similar to those conducting the ST interviews. This not only helped identify what my weak points were but also helped me understand what would potentially impress the interviewers to gain those extra marks. Finally the lectures on interview psychology and how to optimise for virtual interview really helped me come across strongly on the day. I thoroughly recommend this course.”

DH, MRCS, MBBS, MA ranked 5th in national selection 2021.


Clinical: Key to this is delivery of information – SPEED and ACCURACY – We  explain exactly what we mean by these concepts. We cover past clinical stations and provide key frameworks to approach any scenario you may encounter

Interview psychology + how to optimise for a virtual interview: we discuss the art of interview psychology, backed by evidence-based literature, and hacks to optimise performance

Structured: We focus on clinical governance – how to effectively answer questions on clinical audit, research, teaching, management, ethics, risk management and patient safety

OSCE/Communication: We cover Consent and Call the boss scenarios, focussing on effective communication to get all the key points across efficiently and succinctly

Mock Interviews: practise the strategies and frameworks we teach you, in timed mock interviews, with critical feedback

The interview can be a daunting prospect, especially given how pivotal it is for your future professional working lives. But through this intensive, high-yield programme, we hope to give you the key tools to excel and stand out from the competition!


  • Mock interview viva sessions
  • Live lectures
  • Access to 4 hours of High Yield, video content
  • High Yield advice from a high calibre faculty
  • Application helpline – unlimited email support till the interviews



Welcome and Introduction

Clinical (Acute)

How to optimise for a virtual interview + interview psychology

Clinical (Elective)

Structured Interview 

Clinical communication (Consent)

Clinical communication (Call the boss)

Mock Interviews

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